Audio-Technica AT4047/SV by jjboogie
The Audio-Technica AT4047/SV is an extremely versatile cardioid condenser microphone. It's one I feel is often overlooked and under rated for its price range. It is warm, detailed and can handle high SPL's unlike some other well known popular mics I've used. This mic has a vintage character to it that I really like and a very wide dynamic range. From acoustic and electric guitars to drum over heads to congas to female and male vocals this mic covers it all. I've often recorded the same speaker cab with two mics and sent the tracks to the producer and have him decide which one they like best. So far it's been the AT 4047 every time. With the high pass filter engaged knocking out 80hz and below I've often had female vocalists come in and track their lead and background parts and later need hardly any eq at all to fit in the mix. You can also use them in an X/Y pattern for choir vocals as well getting a very nice stereo image that easily picks up all voices crystal clear. This mic is a must have tool in your studio even if you have U87's and other high dollar mics. It surprisingly competes with them all.